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April 5, 2021

Why Everyone Should Support Tree Planting

It’s an indisputable fact the trees are important! Since our survival depends on trees, its value can’t be overstated. The simple process of converting carbon dioxide into oxygen is critical to the continuation of the human species and animals alike. This also helps to combat global warming. Trees are known to reduce wind speeds and lower the temperature of air because they tend to lose water and return heat upwards from leaves.  Trees are also able to lower city temperatures by approximately up to 7 °C.  They are important to those in the Caribbean region. After all, they render the […]
February 18, 2021

Caribbean Tree Planting Organizations

The Importance of Tree Planting Organizations Human beings need trees to survive. Not just human beings, but animals and the environment. Without trees, it is safe to say that our lives would be unrecognizable. Trees convert carbon dioxide into oxygen, which is critical to the survival of the human species and animals alike. Trees also help to combat global warming. So if trees are so important, then it follows that people who protect trees are also important. It is safe to say that tree planting organizations are key to our survival as well. There are many tree-planting organizations globally, but […]
February 18, 2021

Plant 50,000 Trees in the Bay Islands

**WE NEED YOUR HELP TO PLANT 50,000 TREES IN THE BAY ISLANDS** We are excited to launch the Bay Islands Tree Planting Project in conjunction with local community groups. The goal for 2021 is to plant 50,000 trees in the Bay Islands and WE NEED YOUR HELP to make this happen. You can get involved by donating to one of the partner groups or by simply planting a tree and submitting your contribution through our website:http://bayislandstreeplanting.com/ We thank you for your support and please share and like the post so we can get as many people involved as possible.
February 7, 2021

Tree Donations in Roatan

Another great day Friday with the Apicultores of Corozal and the local community. We were able to donate 58 fruit trees which included breadfruit, guavas, avocados, lemons, and platano trees. Thanks to everyone for continuing to purchasing our #supportroatan t-shirts to help us raise funds. If you haven’t purchased a t-shirt, buy online at: https://wildroatan.com/collections/usa-canada-tshirts-support-roatanOr find them at the Roatan Local Market Events or Lawson Rock Deli in Sandy Bay.  Remember to join our Roatan Tree Planting group online to follow our activities:https://www.facebook.com/groups/bayislandstreeplanting To find out more about our Green Communities project visit:  http://supportroatan.com/conservation/
February 1, 2021

Support Roatan News – 2021 #1

We would like to thank everyone for their support of #supportroatan. It has been a difficult year for us all but seeing the support and interest in our public awareness, micro-business, and conservation projects has been positive. As we start 2021 we would like to share more information on our projects and how you can assist us.
January 15, 2021

Breadfruit Flour

Did you know you can make flour from breadfruit? And that breadfruit is gluten-free, an up and coming superfood, and a good source of vitamins? Keep an eye out for breadfruit at Roatan roadside markets and time to get those breadfruit trees planted, for food security, economic diversification, and all the environmental benefits that come with producing more food in Roatan. Want to learn more about planting breadfruit or help supply breadfruit trees to local families, if so check out: http://supportroatan.com/conservation/
January 9, 2021

Looking for a Tree Planting Youth Ambassador for Roatan

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ― Chinese proverb Youth in Action: Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance Tree Planting Ambassador Programme Launch with 10 Countries Time for action! Encouraging climate action and environmental awareness among younger Caribbean citizens is the goal of the Tree Planting Ambassadors, who will formally launch their program on Sunday, January 10, 2021. The young Ambassadors will stream the launch, including the simultaneous planting of trees in ten Caribbean countries, live on the Facebook page of the Caribbean Tree Planting Project (CTPP) from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. […]
December 29, 2020

Support Roatan 2020

We would like to thank everyone for their support of #supportroatan. It has been a difficult year for us all but seeing the support and interest in our public awareness, micro-business and conservation projects has made it some what easier.  Thanks to everyone who purchase our #supportroatan t-shirts and products and with your support we have been able to donate almost $9000. to local charities for food drives, hurricane relief and community fruit tree planting.  We are excited to see what 2021 holds for #supportroatan, below you will find a summary of our activities for 2020, more information can be […]
December 29, 2020

Roatan Tree Planting Project – Xmas Tree Donations

We would like to thank the Apicultores of Corozal and the local community for supporting our “Green Communities Project”. We were able to spread some Xmas cheer with donated mango, guayaba, guanabana, limon and platano trees. The response from the local community was great and we were able to gather some invaluable input from local landowners on ways we can assist them in the future. Thanks to everyone for purchasing our #supportroatan T-shirts and supporting our fundraising activities, our goal for 2021 will be to plant 2000 fruit producing trees in the Bay Islands in partnership with local communities and […]
December 21, 2020

Breadfruit in Roatan

Did you know a breadfruit tree can produce up to 200 fruits per year and can help feed a family for up to 50 years? Breadfruit has been branded a true superfood: gluten-free, high in protein and carbohydrates, low in fat, loaded with omegas, antioxidants. folate, fiber, and phytonutrients. Breadfruit can be baked, steamed, fried, dried, and made into flour. The global health and wellness market will be worth an estimated $6 trillion dollars by 2025. The humble breadfruit has been labeled a product to watch. And yes you can find and grow breadfruit right here in Roatan, time to […]
December 19, 2020

Roatan Local Market Video Launch

Our partnership with the Roatan Local Market continues to grow. The RLM is an amazing project-driven with energy and passion for small businesses and entrepreneur development. Local community markets are organized a few times a month in various locations in Roatan and provide an outlet for small businesses to sell to the public but also provide an important community event which is bringing together local residents, tourists and businesses. Keep an eye out for the next Roatan Local Market and check out the promotional video we created for them which will run on the Roatan Travel Network on channel 117 […]
December 9, 2020

Support Local Roatan Businesses

Over the past months, it has been great to see so many people get creative and develop micro-businesses producing or making products on the island. Many of these micro-businesses started from an idea or passion and developed by selling products to family and friends, onto selling to the community and hopefully continue to develop into businesses which help keep money locally, generate employment, sell wholesale or open retail stores, develop a local food and product industry to assist in tourism growth and maybe one day, one day even export products off the island. It’s quite a potential journey many local […]
November 23, 2020

Support Roatan partners with the Caribbean Tree Planting Project

The Support Roatan Green Communities project is excited to announce that we have joined the Caribbean Tree Planting Project as the Bay Islands lead partner. The project aims to plant 1 million trees in the Caribbean while engaging local communities and partner organizations in climate change action. In 2021 our Green Communities plans include working with local organizations on tree planting and recording projects, donating food-producing fruit trees and gardening kits to local families, promoting a youth ambassador program, and assisting on a major event across the Caribbean on World Environment Day on June 5th, 2021.  Learn more about the Caribbean Tree Planting […]
September 21, 2020

Support Roatan expands its partnership with Wild Roatan.

It has been quite a challenging year for everyone in Roatan and around the world. We have all faced unforeseen difficulties and have had to adapt personally, with work, business and even community projects have been forced to reassess their plans and adapt to the new circumstances. Wild Roatan was started late 2019 as a community conservation group with a commercial product component, during late 2019 to early 2020 the environmental awareness campaign took off, gaining momentum and reaching 13,000+ followers on social media in just months, TV ads were launched and they began planning projects with local NGOs for […]
September 18, 2020

Be Local, Buy Local – Roatan’s small businesses need you!!!!!

COVID has affected us all, our daily lives, work, school, time with, and health of family and friends. It is also having a devastating effect on small businesses. Local economies around the world are estimating 50% to 60% of small businesses will close in the near future. Destinations which rely on tourism maybe hit even harder. Small businesses are the backbone of local communities, they provide character and individuality to a community. It is neighbors helping neighbors, friends helping friends. Small businesses provide avenues for entrepreneurs, create local jobs, and foster local economies by keeping money circulating locally. Imagine Roatan […]
September 16, 2020

Do Your Part – Roatan COVID

DO YOUR PARTSocial distance, wear a mask, wash your hands, stay at home. Stay safe, stay healthy.———-HAZ TU PARTEDistancia social, usar máscarilla, lavarse las manos, quedate en casa. Mantente a salvo, mantente saludable.———-Follow / Seguir / Share / Compartir
September 4, 2020

Be Local, Buy Local T-shirts

We have added a new t-shirt to our #supportroatan products, 100% of the money raised from the Be Local, Buy Local t-shirt sales will go towards our “Micro Business Development” programs. Our goal is to develop small grants to assist in the creation of sustainable local businesses by providing start-up funds, resources, and assistance to local entrepreneurs. We have a pilot project underway already and look forward to expanding further. We are also looking for corporate sponsors and business mentors, so please reach out if you are interested in helping further: info@supportroatan.com. BUY YOUR BE LOCAL, BUY LOCAL T-SHIRT: https://bit.ly/3i2BQ4J […]
August 29, 2020

Extreme Roatan – 100 km Challenge

Congrats and a big thanks to everyone who participated in the Extreme Roatan, 100km Challenge. Thanks to YOU we were able to donate $2400 to local charities working with families affected by COVID. We hope you found the challenge fun and motivating. We also hope you were reminded of all the wonderful places in Roatan as you made your way around the virtual map. Thanks to everyone who has reached out with comments on the challenge, we have received a lot of positive feedback and we have decided to plan another challenge before the end of the year, so stay […]
August 26, 2020

Tourism Returning to Roatan

With tourism slowly returning to the island, let’s remember this is not over yet. We need to maintain and even improve our biosecurity protocols to make sure we keep our communities, tourism workers, and guests safe during their visit. Please remember to wear a mask!———-I wear a mask to keep all of us safe.Yo uso una máscara para mantenernos a todos seguros.———-Follow / Seguir / Share / CompartirDonate / Donar: https://www.supportroatan.com
August 3, 2020

Extreme Roatan – Running for Roatan

We would like to congratulate the 12 runners/walkers who have finished the 100KM Challenge. It’s great to see so many people logging KMs and getting closer to the finish line. Big thanks to everyone for participating and supporting the challenge. We have sent out the first donation from the Extreme Roatan event fund today to the SOL International Foundation in Roatan, who have been working the past few months delivering food bags to local families in need, the donation of $1200, will assist 100 families with food bags of staple food items for approx 2 weeks. With approx 80% of […]
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